The dead body of a 15 metre sperm whale (C) lies on a Paraparaumu beach on the Kapiti Coast on January 16, 2013. Hundreds of people gathered to see the whale which was washed up on the beach overnight after it died. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE
President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) as first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) holds the bible and daughter Malia (C) and Sasha looks on in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in.
U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. David J. Chambers, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, on January 19, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. Chambers, who was from Hampton, Va., was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
In this aerial image, drift ice is seen arriving at a coast of Shiretoko Peninsula on January 17, 2013 in Shari, Hokkaido, Japan. Drift ice in Sea of Okhotsk is known as one of Hokkaido's winter attraction.
Two boxers train under the illumination of the Haslingden Halo Panopticon on January 15, 2013 in Rawtenstall, England. The installation designed by John Kennedy of LandLab sits on a hill called Top o' Slate, a reclaimed landfill site in East Lancashire and has become a major landmark since opening in 2011. 'Halo' is the centrepiece of panopticons art projects, led by the REMADE in Lancashire programme, Groundwork and Rossendale Council, which has reclaimed and returned to public use 33 hectares of land.
A female Bearded Tit perches on a reed amongst the reedbeds in Hyde Park on January 15, 2013 in London, England. The birds, a pair spotted for the first time last week, offer a rare opportunity to see them as this species has never before been seen in inner London. Since their arrival twitchers have flocked to the area for a rare glimpse of the birds.